Do Unto Otters Activities

Make back-to-school a splash with Do Unto Otters activities that support English Language Arts and Social Skills! From vocabulary to crafty creation, your classroom needs are covered! 

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64 pages

Grades PreK-3


We are otter-ly obsessed with the book Do Unto Otters! To celebrate back-to-school, we’ve put together a whirlpool of whimsical and worthwhile Do Unto Otters activities!

Swim into English Language Arts planning pooling with opportunities to build language and other skills. From letter tracing and a vocab-tastic word search, to coloring activities and an otter craft, little learners master cutting and gluing.

Back-to-school expectations can be looped in with the kindness chain activity. Help students learn about fair play, good choices, and teamwork with the included prompts.

Dive into the Do Unto Otters activities knowing your back-to-school needs are covered. They’re a whole curriculum of creativity and caring, with a splash of social skills! 

As a result of the included activities, students will be able to:

  • trace letters.
  • color the book characters.
  • complete a vocabulary word search.
  • illustrate character traits.
  • write rules for fair play.
  • complete sentences and respond to sentence starters.
  • complete a listening activity.
  • sort good and bad choices.
  • define story vocabulary.
  • write synonyms and antonyms. 
  • complete an otter craft.
  • explore shades of meaning with story vocabulary.
  • apply writing skills with included writing templates and prompts.
  • apply reading comprehension with included discussion questions for beginning, middle, and end of the book.
  • develop social skills with included whole group prompts and activities.
  • develop fine motor skills with coloring, tracing, cutting, and gluing activities.
  • create a classroom kindness chain.
  • follow directions to draw an otter.
  • learn how kindness and manners are expressed in different cultures. 

These activities can be used by the whole group, at stations or centers, or provide student choice. They’re perfect for differentiation and focusing on specific learning goals and skills. 

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About the Book

Mr. Rabbit's new neighbors are Otters, and he has no idea what to expect! Are they going to get along? Are they going to be friends? Mr. Owl says you should treat otters the same way you'd like to be treated. Using the Golden Rule, this smart and playful story teaches us how to be good friends and neighbors! While diving into the big topic of how to treat others, this bouncy soundscape adds splashes of fun. Buy the book.

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